Azithromycin is a drug medication used for the treatment of infections caused by bacteria in the body. Take the drug as prescribed and to clear up the infection totally, you must take the medication for the whole course of the treatment period, unless otherwise advised by the doctor to discontinue.
Failure in the completion of the treatment may decrease the effectiveness of the drug and it may pout you more at risk as the bacteria might develop at a faster, because once the treatment is stopped, the bacteria will have the resistance to the drug. Therefore talking it again after a short period of stopping will not be effective anymore.
If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember, however, avoid taking double doses, when you have remember that you missed a dose, and it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose., and continue on the regular dosage schedule.
Store Azithromycin at 15-30°C, and keep away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
Effects of Alcohol with Azithromycin:
This drug may cause drowsiness, vertigo, lightheadedness and blurred vision. These side effects may be worsen if you take Zithromax with alcohol and certain drugs or substances.
Azithromycin and alcohol generally do not mix well. The reason for this is that Azithromycin is metabolized in the lover just like alcohol is. The combination of the two is very dangerous and might put you in very high danger. So avoid taking alcohol with Azithromycin or taking Zithromax if you have drinking. Wait at least 12 hours of interval to be on the safe side.
It is not necessarily bad to mix alcohol with Azithromycin, especially when you will be staying home anyway. The most that you will get is the decrease in the effectiveness of the medicine in the treatment of your infection. Some take higher dosage when they are taking alcohol with the drug, though it is not highly recommended.
Just to be absolutely sure of your health safety, avoid alcohol altogether while under medication from Azithromycin. Even after the treatment is over, you should stay away from alcohol as much as possible. Others have tried, and they soon found out that they become drink faster than they used to. This is because the effect of the antibiotics is still in their systems.
Simply put, prescription drugs and alcohol do not go well together, so do not even attempt, take one and leave the other.